It’s a Girl baby cards

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I needed a baby girl card for one of the guys at work. She was born in May so I’m doing pretty good for me!! Several Christmas’ ago my husband picked out scrapbook supplies for one of my Christmas gifts. He picked out this ephemera pack by Carta Bella “It’s a Girl”. Well I had just reorganized part of my scrapbook room. So with cute supplies, several card sketches and organized supplies I started with this card and ended up making 5 cards since the inspiration just kept coming.

CHALLENGE:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge – Favoritesused Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch #519http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2021/08/challenge-519.html, I turned it on it’s side and made it horizontal.
2) September Happy Mail Challenge – finally getting a baby congratulation card for Campbell.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, French Vanilla)
Patterned Paper: Stampin’ Up Designer 6 x 6 paper
Ephemera Package: Carta Bella (It’s a Girl)
Embossing Folder: Cricut Cuttlebug (Swiss dots)
Metal die: Paper Smooches (balloons)
Accents/Tools: string, pop dots

This is a card I was inspired to make with a clean-ish room and cute supplies out. This was card #2 out of the 5 I was inspired to make. Several Christmas’ ago my husband picked out scrapbook supplies for one of my Christmas gifts. He picked out this ephemera pack by Carta Bella “It’s a Girl”.

CHALLENGE:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – used Try Stampin’ On Tuesday card sketch #517 – I flipped it upside down.
Sketch found here: http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2021/07/challenge-517.html

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Hillary, French Vanilla)
Patterned Paper: Stampin’ Up 6 x 6 Designer paper
Embossing Folder: Cricut Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots)
Metal Dies: Life Style Crafts (Nesting lace rectangles)
Ephemera Package: Carta Bella (It’s a Girl)

This is a card I was inspired to make with a clean-ish room and cute supplies out. This was card #3 out of the 5 I was inspired to make. Several Christmas’ ago my husband picked out scrapbook supplies for one of my Christmas gifts. He picked out this ephemera pack by Carta Bella “It’s a Girl”.

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #555. Original Sketch found here: https://www.mftstamps.com/blogs/news/wsc555

CHALLENGE:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – Sewing – there is faux stitching and the black die circle also has embossed stitching.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Raven, French Vanilla)
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (On the Sunny Side “Parade paper”)
Metal Dies: Life Style Crafts (Nesting lace rectangles), Spellbinders (Fancy edged circles)
Ephemera Package: Carta Bella (It’s a Girl)
Edge Punch: EK Success (dotted scallop)

This is a card I was inspired to make with a clean-ish room and cute supplies out. This was card #4 out of the 5 I was inspired to make. Several Christmas’ ago my husband picked out scrapbook supplies for one of my Christmas gifts. He picked out this ephemera pack by Carta Bella “It’s a Girl”.

CHALLENGE:
1) September Inspirational Challenge – FavoritesMy Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #553. Original Sketch found here: https://www.mftstamps.com/blogs/news/wsc553

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (French Vanilla, Raven, Orange Juice)
Embossing Folder: Cricut Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots)
Accents/Tools: Queen & Co epoxy stars, Eyelet Outlet enamel dots, EK Success Corner Rounder
Ephemera Package: Carta Bella (It’s a Girl)

This is a card I was inspired to make with a clean-ish room and cute supplies out. I made 5 different cards (this is #5). Several Christmas’ ago my husband picked out scrapbook supplies for one of my Christmas gifts. He picked out this ephemera pack by Carta Bella “It’s a Girl”.

CHALLENGE:
1) September Card Sketch Challenge – Bonus Sketch. Original sketch: MOJO Monday 324

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sunbeam, Hillary, Cajun)
Ephemera Package: Carta Bella (It’s a Girl)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Cricut embossing folder (Swiss Dots), EK Success edge punch (dotted scallop), black string, pop dots

Annie’s Cardmaker Kit of the Month Club – July 2021 – Hello Sunshine

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I had an order for a Get Well card for an elderly lady that fell and broke her hip. Also wanted to have some on hand.
My husband found this Card Kit of the Month and bought it for me for Mother’s Day. So far the 3 months I have had it I like it! They send instructions to make cards with the supplies but I don’t normally make their cards….I use the supplies to make my own. I used the left side of this scrapbook sketch as my inspiration. I saw a tall skinny card on the left side of the sketch. I ended up making a 3 3/4 x 7 1/4 card. Sketch used: https://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/sketch/6722927.html

Supplies:
Cardstock: American Crafts (Sky), Bazzill (Romance, Ivy)
Patterned Paper and die cuts: Annie’s Cardmaker Kit of the Month Club – Hello Sunshine visit: https://www.annieskitclubs.com/products/cardmaker-kit
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Swiss dots)

So this is another card I made with the Annie’s Cardmaker Kit of the Month Club – July 2021 supplies. I was inspired by last months sketch #2 of the August Card Sketch Challenge. The original sketch is a MOJO Monday Sketch #504. I turned one into a sympathy card and the other is going to a lady that lost her husband in late July to let her know I’m thinking and praying for her. So I will be linking it to the September Happy Mail Challenge. **I challenge everyone to mail out one “happy mail” card this month just to let someone know you are thinking of them!**

SUPPLIES:
Patterned and solid Paper and die cuts: Annie’s Cardmaker Kit of the Month Club – Hello Sunshine visit: https://www.annieskitclubs.com/products/cardmaker-kit
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ivy)
Metal Dies: Spellbinders (Fancy Edged Circles), Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz (Garden Greens)

Here is another card made with the Card Kit my husband ordered for me. I used an old sketch saved in my sketch folder – Sketch-N-Scrap Sketch #135. I made this for friend (Francene) who has been in the hospital.

CHALLENGES:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – original sketch found here: http://sketchnscrap.blogspot.com/2018/12/card-sketch-135.html
2) September Happy Mail Challenge – make a card to send “Happy Mail”

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cinder)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (tiny dots – gray/white)
Sentiment die cut and banner: Annie’s Cardmaker Kit of the Month Club – Hello Sunshine visit: https://www.annieskitclubs.com/products/cardmaker-kit
Enamel Dots: Eyelet Outlet and Brads (yellow)

Heart Banner Card

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I needed some anniversary cards for an order. As I was looking for stuff for the March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com I came across a sketch with a card that I really liked so I lifted it. The original sketch was a Fusion Card Sketch but I lifted a DT members card. I like how she used plaids but I added more colors as I don't do white on white well. I then wanted to see what it would look like with polka dots. I made them in different colors too but these are the two she picked.

March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com - Favorites Category -Recreate a card or sketch you've saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest. Just make sure to link up the card in the description.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, White, Flamingo, Ash, Heather, Pansy)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Heart Metal Dies: Lawn Fawn (Heart Stackables)
Edge Punch: Martha Stewart (Doily Lace)
Epoxy dots: Eyelet Outlet (black)

Card Kit done in my style!

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So we went to Texas this past week for a week of craftiness! And it was just what I needed. We were snowed in so we had nothing to do but relax and play. Before the snow hit we met up with another crafty friend in the area that is a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and she put on a little get together/card class. She had the You Are Amazing Card Kit for us to split so we could make 2 cards each. I love the stuff in the kit but the cards are not my style so I asked if I could make cards at home in my own style and she said I could. I did not think the shinny blue paper went with these colors and the design just didn’t speak to me. These are my versions made with the kit stuff! Still have a couple more to make but these spoke to me while I was cleaning so I crafted instead of cleaning!!

Watering Can Card: 
I had the watering can and tulips in my die cuts and had not used them yet and they were perfect...at least in my opinion!!
I used sketch #5 of the Feb Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. I'm also entering it into the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge - product - flowers.

SUPPLIES:
Patterned Paper - Stampin' Up (You are Amazing Card Kit)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Piglet, Candle, Parakeet)
Metal Dies: Impression Obsession Dies (IO Dies) - Tulips (die147-A), Watering Can (die155-A)
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug (swiss dots)
Wild Flowers Card:
I originally did the design horizontal with a big sentiment stamp in the middle and two flower lying across the card. Well my first attempt one of the yellow stripes on the end was way skinner then the other end. So I decided if I turned it horizontal then it looked better. In doing so I took off the sentiment and placed the three flowers and liked it better. This 2nd card I was able to get the yellow layers more even. I used Sketch #1 from the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge (long and skinny 9 1/4 x 3 3/4 fits in long skinny envelope usually used for bills....much better to get this than bills!!) I thought these wildflowers stems #2 from Tim Holtz matched the paper pretty darn good! Was happy how this turned out.

SUPPLIES:
Patterned Paper - Stampin' Up (You are Amazing Card Kit) 
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Calypso, Whirlpool, Candle)
Metal Dies: Sizzix (Tim Holtz Wildflowers Stems #2)

Sunflower Birthday 2020

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I have a standing order for one of the guys at work to make his wife sunflower cards for her birthday, valentines and Mother’s Day. This is her birthday card this year.

My inspiration came from this card came from Lynn’s Locker

Then I used a sketch I saved in my favorites – Create with Connie & Mary Sketch 625

Challenge:
October Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Mexican Poppy, Java, pinecone)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Kraft in color), The Paper Studio (white shiplap)
Metal Dies: Gina Marie Designs (wreath), Cottage Cutz (sunflowers), Sizzix Tim Holtz (Tags)
Accents/Tools: Doodlebug Sprinkles(birthday boy)

Rainbow Inspired Cards

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Another one of the guys at work gets a mother’s day card for his mom and her theme is rainbows. So I made two versions and then made it in other colors case other people liked the design.

He chose this full rainbow one for his mom!

Another customer chose the same full rainbow one for her 3 daughters!

Happy Mothers Day pink-orange1
Happy Mothers Day pink-blue1
Happy Mothers Day yellow1

I made the yellow one for another customer whose wife loves yellow and they have 9 kids so I represented that with 9 hearts and a big heart for the husband.

Here is Version 2.

Happy Mothers Day v2

I found inspiration for V1 and V2 cards on Jennifer McGuire’s blog.

May 2020 Inspirational Card Challenge – Product Category – vellum

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (scraps in all colors)
Metal Dies: Memory Box (Flicker Hearts), Lawn Fawn (LF492 Hearts), Lawn Fawn (Mother’s Day Border)
Accents/Tools: Hobby Lobby vellum, Xyron X,

Happy Birthday Rainbow

So I made several different sizes of rainbow stripes so I decided to turn this one into a birthday card.

This card is for the May Happy Mail Challenge at Scrapbook.com. Dawn.s put out a request:
I do have a special request for a young lady who’s only wish for her 18th birthday is to receive cards in the mail. Her name is Julia and she is the niece of a friend of mine. Julia is autistic and will be graduating high school soon, from special needs classes, with the capabilities of a second grader. Her birthday is May 9th and handmade or store bought cards would be welcomed.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (scraps in all colors)
Metal Dies: Queen & Company (words), Stampin Up (Stitched Star Dies)
Accents/Tools: Hobby Lobby vellum, Xyron X,

Raccoon inspired cards

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Racoon - Be Happy

I had a request from a lady who wanted a birthday card for her niece that was in her 20’s. One of the things she liked was raccoons so I decided this image from Gerda Steiner was perfect. The lady requested “be happy” on the sign.

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Birthday

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Racoon Digital StampGerda Steiner Stamps.
Cardstock: Bazzill (parakeet, brown, starmist, african daisy)
Metal Dies: Spellbinders (Suns and clouds), Joy crafts (clouds), io dies (tiny flowers)
Accents/tools: Nuvo drops (Ivory seashell), pop dots
Colors: digital stamp colored in Photoshop by my husband.

I then decided this would be the perfect card to send to a nursing home in Texas asking for cards during the quarantine.

Racoon - Happy Thoughts

The guys at work told me to take a day off since it has been a stressful month. They told me to make cards or something. Well that night I saw a post where a retirement/nursing home in Texas wanted cards sent to the residents. So I told them I made this so they all they had to sign it!! What was funny was that I didn’t bring in right away and they even asked me where the card was for the “nursing home!!” They try to be tough but they have soft hearts!!

I just changed the sign to “Sending Happy Thoughts” to make it a thinking of you from Missouri card.

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Birthday
Happy Mail Challenge – sent to a nursing home in TX.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Racoon Digital StampGerda Steiner Stamps.
Cardstock: Bazzill (parakeet, brown, starmist, african daisy)
Metal Dies: Spellbinders (Suns and clouds), Joy crafts (clouds), io dies (tiny flowers)
Accents/tools: Nuvo drops (Ivory seashell), pop dots
Colors: digital stamp colored in Photoshop by my husband.

Cat With Sign – Birthday

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Cat Sign Birthday

So I needed a card for my co-workers wife and my niece. They both like cats so I went looking in my images and found this digital stamp (also comes in a clear stamp) from Gerda Steiner (Cat Holding Sign). My co-worker got deployed at the end of Dec and his wife turned 30 this month. I know it has to be hard without her husband so I’m going to send the card with a small gift certificate to get some local Andy’s Custard!
On my niece’s card I will place her name on the sign instead of the age. Found the patterned paper in a workout paper pad from Michael’s (Craft Smith)….trying to use up some stuff on hand.

I used sketch #3 from the Jan Card Sketch Challenge on Scrapbook.com. The original sketch can be found  Here At MojoMonday.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Whirlpool, lily pond, Kachina, velvet)
Patterned Paper: Michael’s Paper Pad/Craft Smith (Working on my Fitness)
Metal Dies: Avery Ellie (Pro Banner), Sizzix (dotted Circles),
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Queen & Co Epoxy white dots,
Inks/Pens: Stampin’ Up
Digital Stamp: Cat Holding Signat Gerda Steiner (also comes in clear stamp called All Cats)

Airplane

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Plane Happy Birthday

I had two birthday cards to make. One for a pilot and one for a guy who likes to fly remote controlled planes. So I used a digital stamp that I had and cut off one of the birthday messages to make it work for my design. The pilot lives where it is cold so I put snow on the mountains for his and left it off for the one that lives in Florida.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Airplanes @ Imagine That Digi Stamp
Metal Dies: Lawn Fawn (Stitched mountain borders, forest border), Joy Crafts (cloud)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Arctic, Hillary, Pinecone)
Ink: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Epson XP-440
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, scor-tape 1/16, 1/4

Fathers Day - airplane red
Fathers Day - Airplane

I wanted to try this design (see previous airplane birthday card) but with a new die I got. So I made Father’s Day and Happy Birthday banners so it could be used for either! I made it in red and blue. A lady ordered one for her dad and grandpa so I made different colors!

SUPPLIES Red Airplane:
Metal Die: IO Dies (Plane with Banner), Lawn Fawn (Stitched Mountains, forest border), Joy Crafts (clouds)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Rain Forest, Walnut, Starmist, Bazzill Red)

SUPPLIES Blue Airplane:
Metal Die: IO Dies (Plane with Banner), Lawn Fawn (Stitched Mountains, forest border), Joy Crafts (clouds)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Rain Forest, Walnut, Starmist, Arctic)

Sunflower Mother’s Day

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Sunflower Mother's Day

I have a standing order for Sunflowers for a guy at work to give to his wife. Here is her Mother’s Day Card. I used the bonus sketch of the April Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. I don’t know where the original sketch came from as there was no marking on it. Also for the bonus category of the April Inspirational Card Challenge – Mother’s Day or Feminine @ Scrapbook.com.

SUPPLIES: 
Cardstock: Bazzill (Mexican Poppy, Vanilla, Brown)
Patterned Paper: Jenni Bowlin (brown mini dots)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1 1/4 square punch, Cricut, Elegant Edges Cartridge, Spellbinders Flower Bundle #4 metal die

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